Colorado Springs Utilities is looking for a few good businesses to work on the Southern Delivery System. The municipal utility is hosting its annual business opportunities workshop Thursday, July 14 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Leon Young Service Center, 1521 Hancock Expressway. The free event will give subcontractors the chance to meet […]
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In his “State of the City” address today, Mayor Lionel Rivera called upon Colorado Springs residents to suspend the city's TABOR law for this year and through 2012 and urged the legislature to reform the pension plan for state and local government workers.
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Three of the voter initiatives that will appear on the November ballot sure sound attractive. Among other things, they promise to lower state income taxes, eliminate vehicle-registration fees, require government-owned authorities to start paying property taxes and forbid the state from assuming debt of any kind. What’s not to like? A lot, it seems. Critics […]
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Citizens for Accountable Government, the group calling for a switch to a strong mayor form of government in Colorado Springs, may find that an obscure 1992 city ordinance could derail its efforts. The measure restricts any initiative to a single subject. Created in response to multi-subject initiatives such as the Douglas Bruce-authored 1991 “mini-TABOR” amendment, […]
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As the drought afflicting Colorado Springs and much of the rest of the state continues, tempers are hot over a deal in which the city utility sold an additional three million gallons of water to irrigate a golf course. The Broadmoor Hotel was sold city drinking water to irrigate its golf course while the rest […]
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Public health represents a challenge most people wish someone else would handle. After all, the business of indigent or uninsured health care is tricky – lots of need with not enough service providers willing to accept and treat a growing and underserved population. The El Paso County Board of Health and the Environment has been […]
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Members of the Urban Renewal Authority patted one another on the back last week after finally resolving the relocation policy associated with urban renewal. However, some business owners and concerned citizens who attended the URA¡¦s board meeting were less enthused, crossing their arms and shaking their heads. ¡§They may have a great vision for what […]
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Eminent domain is not just a policy; it¡¦s the law for local and state governments. The law allows the Urban Renewal Authority of El Paso County to usurp businesses in areas where urban renewal will occur. Furthermore, the law states that the URA is not legally bound to compensate business owners for any costs concerning […]
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